Non-Fiction Signed Books
A signed edition of Monty Don's Nigel.
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Monty Don, the popular Gardeners' World presenter, provides a passionate celebration of dogs and how much they mean to us in the heart-warming Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.
After appearing on the show, Nigel became a star in his own right. He's charming, handsome and obedient, like so many dogs are. In this memoir, Monty fondly recalls the dogs he has grown up with and explores why we love this animal so much. He looks at why they have such an emotional and domestic impact on us all.
A gentle read with plenty of heart-warming humour, this is a book about the deep love humans feel for these paw-some pals.
A signed edition of Hunter Davies' The Co-Op's Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North.
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A popular author who was best friends with The Beatles, Hunter Davies reveals how despite warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early '50s, life could still be sweet for young children in this poignant and powerful social memoir.
Covering from 1945 onwards, Hunter talks about growing up in the North of England and how this tumultuous era was laced with glorious moments of colour and emotion. It's a must read for anyone interested in our past.
A signed edition of Helen McDonald's H is for Hawk.
Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and the Costa Biography Award, writer, poet, illustrator and historian Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk is a beautiful, heartfelt and clever memoir about the devastating experience of losing her father and, stricken by grief, becoming obsessed with the idea of training her own hawk.
Purchasing Mabel for #800, Helen begins to stock her freezer with food for her new hawk, unplugs the telephone and begins a journey of self discovery, embarking on the unusual business of taming one of the world's most wild of animals.
A written record of her spiritual journey, the taming of her goshawk provides a stunning contrast to her own untaming and is told with eloquence, intellectual intensity and vigour. A must-read for all fans of non-fiction.
A signed edition of Jim Buttress' The People's Gardener.
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A top gardening judge who presides over the UK's favourite flower shows, Jim Buttress reveals his life story in this warm and funny memoir.
Starting his career as a practical gardener, Jim reveals how he managed to achieve one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture. He fondly looks back on his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower and the 10 years he spent as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks - a job that could involve anything from having a chat with the Queen Mother to figuring out ways to water elephants in Hyde Park.
He also reveals what it's like to exhibit - and win gold - at the Chelsea Flower Show and shares some of the stories he's seen as judge. From the joy of awarding medals to grateful winners to the shock of being threatened by an irate loser, this book is packed with colourful characters and a grand love for all things gardening.
A signed edition of Alan Titchmarsh's When I Was a Nipper. In When I Was a Nipper Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society.
With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today?
Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from the Second World War, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience.
'Mustn't grumble' was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Illustrated throughout with over 200 wonderful archive photographs, "When I Was a Nipper" takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs
A signed edition of Julia Bradbury's Unforgettable Walks: Best Walks with a View.
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Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.
Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.
They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
A signed edition of the Hemsley Sisters' Good and Simple.
Featuring recipes from Jasmine and Melissa's hit Channel 4 series Eating Well with Hemsley and Hemsley, Good and Simple is a cookbook that celebrates the joys of food that is simple to make and a joy to share - while also being tremendously healthy.
The recipes are built around gut health and contain affordable ingredients. There are 140 nutritious recipes to try your hand at and they range from prepare-ahead dishes to quick suppers and ideas for what to do with leftovers. There are also practical tips and advice to help you gain more confidence in the kitchen.